A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (shape)
a. arch
La entrada a la casa tiene forma de arco.The entrance to the house is in the shape of an arch.
b. arc
El maestro les pidió a los alumnos dibujar un arco.The teacher asked the students to draw an arc.
2. (weapon)
a. bow
Cazaron el animal con arco y flecha.They hunted the animal with a bow and arrow.
3. (music)
a. bow
Ella produjo un hermoso sonido con el arco de su violín.She produced a beautiful sound with her violin bow.
4. (sports)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. goal
Los jugadores no consiguieron meter ningún balón en el arco.The players couldn't manage to get a ball into the goal.
b. wicket (croquet)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Falta uno de los arcos. Hay que buscarlo para poder empezar el juego.One of the wickets is missing. We need to find it so we can start the game.
5. (architecture)
a. arch
Tomamos muchas fotos del arco construido en el siglo XVI.We took many pictures of the arch built in the 16th century.
6. (electricity)
a. arc
Te debes proteger los ojos al mirar un arco eléctrico.You need to protect your eyes when looking at an electric arc.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. ((gen) &)
a. arch
arco apuntadoGothic arch
arco de herradurahorseshoe arch
arco irisrainbow
arco de medio puntosemicircular arch
arco triunfaltriumphal arch
2. (para flechas)
a. bow
3. (music)
a. bow
4. (geometry)
a. arc
5. (sports)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. goal, goalmouth
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1 (Anatomía) (Archit) (Matemáticas) arch
arco de herradura horseshoe arch; Moorish arch
arco detector de metales metal detector
arco ojival pointed arch
arco redondo round arch
arco triunfal triumphal arch
2 (arma) bow
arcos y flechas bows and arrows
3 (Música) bow
arco de violín violin bow
4 (Política) también
arco constitucional arco parlamentario range of democratic parties represented in parliament
arco político political spectrum
5 (Matemáticas) (Electricidad y Eléctronica) arc
arco iris rainbow
arco voltaico arc lamp
6 (Latinoamérica) (Dep) goal
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